Atos and IBM Partner on Cloud Financial Data Security in the EU

Atos and IBM have announced a new partnership which will enable IBM Cloud for Financial Services users to attain an improved level of data and systems security in Europe which will be powered by Atos cybersecurity monitoring services, known as “EU trusted third party cybersecurity monitoring”.

As announced, European cybersecurity services provider, Atos, will deliver its cybersecurity monitoring services for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services infrastructure, thereby helping IBM Cloud customers to further protect their data and systems and get them supervised in compliance with the EU Network and Information Security Directive (NIS) and the French national military programming law (Loi de programmation militaire, LPM).

“As our clients’ need for cloud solutions continues to accelerate and the associated regulatory environment becomes increasingly complex, IBM cloud for Financial Services, which is enabling clients to meet the most stringent local regulations, is now complemented with an EU trusted party, made possible thanks to the cybersecurity monitoring provided by Atos,” said Yannick Tricaud, Head of Atos Southern Europe.

“This partnership with Atos will enable an even greater transparency and trust for financial institutions who want to use a cloud environment for their critical workloads. It will complement IBM Cloud for Financial Services, already very well known for its innovative services and automated security and compliance”, said Béatrice Kosowski, Country General Manager, IBM France.

Based on this partnership, Atos will further enable organizations using the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to gain access to its cloud security solutions through its local Security Operations Center (SOC), located in France. The Atos SOC will also permanently monitor the IBM Cloud infrastructure, data plane and control plane – through the detection, analysis, and notification of security incidents.

In the Middle East, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) recently announced a partnership with IBM to establish a new AI Center of Excellence which will be based at the university’s Masdar City campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE.